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El Rio Laptop Backpack

A women's backpack with feminine patterning so you can rock it in a skirt.

Starting at $99.00 $69.30 $99.00
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Selected Color Cobalt Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
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  • Black - Nylon
  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Granite - Polyester Canvas
  • Cobalt Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
Cobalt Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill

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What are the features?

Organization

Front slip pocket for easy access to phone or keys

Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

Large main compartment fits books, lunch, and a light jacket

Secure zip pocket for cables, earbuds, stylus, cards, cash, etc.

Fit

Channeled airmesh ventilated back panel

Custom-fit strap design for a truer, more comfortable fit

Designed for a women's specific torso fit

Removable sternum strap

Clever Extras

Elasticized external side pocket for water bottle or U-lock

In-pocket key keeper

On-strap bottle opener for party tricks and quick refreshment

Materials

Refined metal hardware and printed liner for a you’re-worth-it vibe

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

Internal slip pocket fits up to a 15" MacBook

What's this all about?

Finally, a full-sized backpack designed to fit women and all the stuff we carry to and from the office. Large enough to carry your laptop, lunch, and long coat, but small enough to feel yourself in stylish post-work meet-up, the El Rio is the stylish city girl's new go-to. Designed to fit a woman's body, the straps have a more narrow fit than Timbuk2's unisex packs, and the back panel is similarly designed to suit a female torsos. Zippered pockets provide easy but secure access where you need it, and a stretchy water bottle pocket helps keep you hydrated and relaxed.

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External Dimensions

Size Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Weight Volume
in cm in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
OS 11.2 28.5 12.4 31.5 18.3 46.5 6.5 16.5 1.9 0.8 1,648 27.0

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OS 10.6 27.0 17.7 45.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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Warranty Repair

Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. But we also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship of your Timbuk2 product (gasp!), you can file a claim by completing Timbuk2's warranty repair claim . If your product meets Timbuk2's warranty policy, we will repair your bag. If your Timbuk2 product is damaged during normal or abnormal adventure, you will not qualify for a warranty replacement, but you will have epic stories to tell your friends. See if you qualify for a Timbuk2 warranty repair claim here and say hello to your Timbuk2 product for us.

Please note that we also have a handful of non-Timbuk2 manufactured products, such as Blue Bottle, all apparel, and Joey Charging Kits, included on the website. While we love these products and think they’re awesome, they’re not covered under our lifetime warranty.

Reviews (22)

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El Rio Laptop Backpack
 
4.8

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (19)
  • Comfortable strap (18)
  • Lots of pockets and features (16)
  • Good protection (11)
  • Weather proof (4)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (5)
  • Not weatherproof (5)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (19)
  • Travel (14)
  • School (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (21), Stylish (15), Budget shopper (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (15), Personal (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19), Yes (3)

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4.0

Exactly what I was after.

By AP

From Tampa, FL

About Me: Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable Strap
  • Good Protection
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Not Enough Pockets

Best Uses

  • Commuting

Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

I was looking for a slim design laptop backpack that didn't look like I was going on a tactical mission, yet have a professional and feminine appeal. This bag is it! One note is that on the laptop finder, it said that the Dell E6420 would not fit in the bag, but I'm so glad I ordered it. IT FITS!

  • Primary use:
  • Business
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Super stylin' and mega rad

By Jermessi

From Las Cruces, NM

About Me: Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Bright Lining
  • Comfortable Strap
  • Stylish
  • Tough

Cons

  • Not Enough Pockets
  • Not Weatherproof
  • Poor Bag Expansion
  • Poor Expansion

Best Uses

  • Daily use
  • Travel

Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

I used this to travel and to carry weightlifting shoes and it holds up really well. My main gripe with this backpack is that it doesn't really expand well when you fill it. It feels like you're really pulling the fabric on the sides whenever you put thinks in any compartment and the pockets seem a bit tight for fitting headphones or a phone or anything in them.

That said, I really like the style of the bag and it can absolutely carry your stuff comfortably. The chest-strap is really great for when you load it up and I've definitely used the bottle opener enough times to pay for the bag itself.

9/10, would buy again.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great bag

By BN

From New Orleans, LA

About Me: Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable Strap
  • Lots Of Pockets And Features
  • Stylish
  • Weatherproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Travel

    Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

    I really like this bag. It's small enough to look feminine, but big enough to carry essentials like a laptop, etc. I use it primarily for travel and have been very happy with it.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent, or so I think

    By jujuNelson

    From Cheboygan, MI

    About Me: Bargain Hunter, High-End Shopper, Minister, Practical, Traveler

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Good Protection
    • Stylish
    • Trendy
    • Weatherproof

    Cons

    • Key Strap Unsturdy
    • Not Enough Pockets

    Best Uses

    • Travel
    • Work Trips

    Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

    I actually haven't had the chance to use it yet, but I'm totally geeking out about being able to use it at the end of January on a work related trip & then again almost a week later on a personal vacation trip. I just ordered a wallet to go with it so that I may leave my backpack in the hotel room & take the essentials with me on a whim. It feel really comfortable & a good size for my small body (not even 5' tall).

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Surprisingly good backpack

    By Princess Mommy

    From Manhattan Beach, CA

    About Me: Bargain Hunter, High-End Shopper, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Roomy

    Cons

    • Not Enough Pockets

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Work

    Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

    I chose this backpack because it looked more feminine than the other backpacks, and I love the cobalt blue color. I needed a backpack that would accommodate my 15" MacBook Pro, which it does securely with great padding. I also like how comfortable it is even witha heavy load. It is surprisingly roomy without the over stuffed look. The only downside is I wished it had more organizational pockets - for pens etc. Also the easy access zip pocket is oriented sideways, and I'm always worried my pen or lip gloss will rollout when I open it. I do like the magnetic closure for the front pocket. All in all a great purchase!!

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Beautiful backpack even for men

    By Pilou from Thenney

    From France

    About Me: Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Stylish
    • Weatherproof

    Cons

    • Insufficient Padding
    • Not Enough Pockets

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Light Protection
    • School
    • Travel

    Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

    Very nice item and with a lot of pockets inside. The quality is top also. It would be very practical for a cycling person as I am, to have latteral external pockets for keys and cards. Please downward pockets which could be reached easily when wearing the backpack.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great backpack for commuting to work

    By Ceilidh

    From Boston, MA

    About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Good Protection
    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
    • Stylish
    • Weatherproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

      I love this backpack. I shopped around like crazy looking for one that would work for commuting on the train daily. I love that it fits my 15" laptop no problem and has a ton of room for my lunch, tablet, and spare pair of shoes. I really love the magnet pocket and the hidden pocket in the front is great for headphones, lip balm, etc. On top of all this practicality, the backpack looks great and isn't bulky, although the gray color is a little darker than I expected, I actually prefer it to how the color looks on the website.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Snazy Bag, Happy Back!

      By Jeanette G.

      From Chicago, IL

      About Me: Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Protection
      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Travel

        Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

        This was a great purchase! My back much happier with me now that I'm no longer leaning over with a shoulder bag during my commute. For being a more female geared backpack, I find that it has a lot of room, without the appearance of bulk. On an average day I have my work laptop, a notebook/binder, a tablet, a sweater, umbrella, chargers, a mouse and a water bottle. I never feel weighed down and I don't look like a kid coming home from high school with every book they own. It gives off a professional vibe along with being stylish. Definitely recommend.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Useful & Trendy

        By Motherboard

        From Seoul, Korea

        About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Lots Of Pockets And Features
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • School
          • Travel

          Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

          This is my daily bag. With seven kids and the last one in diapers I will no long look less put together. I buy a bag 1/5 years. This has everything I was looking for.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great bag for business travel

          By Sheryl B

          From New Hampshire

          About Me: Practical, Stylish

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Lots Of Pockets And Features
          • Professional Appearance
          • Room For Laptop Supplies
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Travel

            Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

            I was looking for an easy way to carry my laptop and supplies on weekly business flights. I've had this bag close to a month and it fits the bill. There is room for my laptop, and although it's not TSA compliant, it is easy to pull in and out at security. I also wanted something different from the traditional black nylon backpack and I love the looks of this bag - Grey twill exterior and purple polka dots inside..

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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